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CD Lid/door catch broken, will not stay closed

I have one of the MusicWorks Simple Source Audio Control Centers from Cambridge Soundworks (CSW). This system was given to me. The top load CD lid is a "soft touch" open/close. There is a small, square, spring loaded mechanism with two pincher like prongs mounted in the base. This mechanism holds a single prong from the CD player lid. The part simply pos out of the base and is not connected electrically to anything. It appears to be a lid close/hold mechanism only. I have asked CSW on how I can get one of these parts to replace mine, which is broken, and not allowing the CD door to stay closed. CSW directed me to send it to them to repair as "the part is not available". How can they repair it if the part is not available. I think it is, but need to find out what it's called and where I can find it. I'm sure the part is only a few dollars, and certainly a lot less than sending it to CSW with freight and automatic bench charges. Can anyone help?

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  • kingbutler Oct 31, 2008

    I have to struggle with the prongs to get the lid to close so I can play CDs.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    I just picked up the center console radio / CD player with the same problem in a thrift shop. I paid $2. for it due to the lid not staying closed...(and it didn't have the amplified speakers). It appears to work except for the lid closing as previously described. I wonder if using a rubberband to keep it closed would work.... haven't had the chance to pickup the amplified subwoofer or volume control yet to test it, but it seemed to work with headphones pluged in and my hand holding down the CD lid.

  • Peter H
    Peter H Feb 15, 2018

    If anybody is searching for these small plastic latches in 2018 to replace a broken one in a portable MP3/CD player like I was; then try Aliexpress at this address https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Small-do...

  • Liz Schliewinsky
    Liz Schliewinsky Jul 04, 2021

    AliExpress has a multitude of these replacement latches. How do I determine the correct size of the latch; and instructions on how to replace it would be helpful. Thanks.

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Sorry to arrive so late at this party but if anyone is encountering this problem, you can replace the latch lock with a: sugatsune pr-4pk
Locks in like the original and same form factor!
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Cost about $1.40

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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Chris, I know it has been a while since you posted this and I don't know if you ever solved your problem but if not....you might want to check out this sight.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=+Cambridge+Soundworks+c1muswke+cd&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=c1muswke+cd&_osacat=0


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Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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